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Changing stock 1986 ST162 steering wheel

Discussion in 'Interior / Exterior Modification' started by Ant1, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    I want to replace my stock steering wheel in my 1986 ST162, but the buttons for the cruise control are on it, so how would i go about changing it?
  2. CrazyAchmed

    CrazyAchmed Well-Known Member Donated!

    If you wanted to replace the steering wheel you would loose the cruise control option. I don't think there is a re-location kit for that. Major wiring job if you wanted to snag something where its not wired to the steering wheel.
  3. XR Pilot

    XR Pilot Well-Known Member

    I've thought about how to do it, and I think I have worked out a solution using 3 resistors and a little re-wiring with 2 switches on my aftermarket OMP wheel. I will post up more once I get my white lightning back on the road and I can test my idea to see if it actually works.
  4. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it works, because i am not keeping the stock wheel, and i prefer to have the cruise control option available, as i sometimes use it.
  5. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    It can't be that hard to extend the wires if you use the same switches.....
  6. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    yeah just pull the wires back through the steering wheel neck, and put the swittches elsewhere, maybe on the dash under the guages? extend the wires if need be. not hard.
  7. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe if i sit the switches somewhere else, or make a bracket for them and use a bit of super glue. There has got to be some way. :chin:
  8. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    I'm doing something similar for my 5th gen trac, Its basic switches, you can actually buy buttons at radio shack if you want to make it look cleaner

    There are 2 options

    - you can pull them through the wheel hub area and just mount them on your wheel

    - you can mount them near your cruise control button. I'll write up and take pictures when I wire my stuff (My cruise control has been taken out but I'm putting it back in)
  9. Ant1

    Ant1 Well-Known Member

    Great! :)
  10. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    I might write it up tomorrow even though I dont have the stock wheel back yet, going to hit up my buddy at radio shack see what we can rig up for the horn I'll be getting buttons wile I'm there

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